Obituaries Archive - Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory | Knoxville, TN

Christopher T. Acuff

Acuff, Christopher “Chris” Thomas, age 56 of Heiskell, TN passed away Sept 22, 2016, due to multiple strokes at Physican’s Regional Medical Center (St. Mary’s). Survived by son, Brandon Acuff; daughter, Kristi Acuff; grandson Carter Acuff,; granddaughter, Aria Acuff; parents C. Ray & Betty Acuff; brother, Bryce Acuff all of Knoxville, TN; and brother Robin [Read more…]

Barbara Day Collins

Barbara Day Collins passed away peacefully on September 19, 2016.  She was born March 25, 1932 in Pressman’s Home (Hawkins County) to parents, Burleigh and Maude Maxwell Day. Barbara graduated from Rogersville High School, then attended the University of Tennessee, graduating first with a BA in English and American Civilization, then a Masters of Library [Read more…]

Gary DeWayne Rudd

Gary DeWayne Rudd, age 69, passed away following a lengthy illness on Friday, September 16, 2016 surrounded by his family. He graduated from South High School in 1965 where he played football, basketball and held a record in shot put on the track team for several years. He also played for the semi-pro Knoxville Bears. [Read more…]

Charles William Cannon, Jr.

Charles William Cannon, Jr., age 65, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his special friend and companion, Nancy Frey; son, Jason A. Cannon; brother, Johnny W. Cannon and wife Mary; sisters, Eda Troutt and husband Billy, Charlotte Ann Cannon; several nieces and nephews; and other [Read more…]

Bonnie R. Wilhite

Bonnie R. Wilhite, age 87, passed away on September 13, 2016 with her loving family at her side. She was an exceptional mom and mamaw who enjoyed gardening and spent every possible moment with her grandchildren. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, Arlie and Madie Burnett; both of her sisters, Iva May Beeler [Read more…]

J. Harvey Culvahouse

J.Harvey Culvahouse, age 84, of Ten Mile, Tennessee, passed away on September 13, 2016 surrounded by his children. Harvey lived many years in Dayton, Ohio and was the owner of H&K automotive with his son Ken, where he passed on his expertise of almost 70 years as an automotive technician to many before returning to [Read more…]

Shirlee L. Chevalier

Shirlee L. Chevalier passed away in Knoxville, Tennessee with her son at her side at the age of 94. Formerly of Columbus, Ohio, Shirlee was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed. Her family will celebrate her life privately as she requested. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is honored to serve the Chevalier [Read more…]

Mark E. Hudgen

Mark Eugene Hudgen, age 50, passed away on Saturday, September 10 2016. The family will celebrate his life privately as were his final wishes. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your local animal shelter. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel is honored to serve the Hudgen family and invites you to view and sign [Read more…]

S. Elaine Menear

Sarah Elaine Cartwright Menear, of Powell, went on to be with the Lord on Sunday, September11, 2016. A loving and hardworking woman, Elaine spent her life taking care of others, especially her family. She was a member of Northside Church of Christ. She will always be remembered for her love of God and family and [Read more…]

Ruth B. Hundley

Ruth Burton Hundley, age 79, passed away on September 8, 2016 with her devoted family at her side.  A faithful member of Fountain City Presbyterian Church, she was a beloved mother and grandmother.  Ruth was a retired Knoxville Firefighter’s Federal Credit Union manager.   She loved to read and drink Pepsi and will always be remembered [Read more…]

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